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Welcome from the Head

Welcome to The Prebendal School, an unrivalled contemporary education, inspired by tradition. A Prebendal education is unique. Our strong academic focus with a genuine belief in creativity and an all-round education set us apart.

At The Prebendal School, children can grow and mature in a safe, healthy and nurturing environment, whilst developing skills, ambition, confidence and resilience for the future. Our academic results are renowned, but we offer so much more. At The Prebendal School our approach encourages the exploration of ideas, the freedom to be creative, and a love of learning.

Positive relationships and inclusivity are at the heart of our culture. Our children's individual strengths are fostered by our highly qualified, professional and caring staff. Through our broad range of academic subjects and co-curricular activities, we offer opportunities for all our children to discover their personal talents and realise their full potential. Almost every child plays a musical instrument, and many students are post-grade 8.

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We aspire to achieve excellence in all that we do and aim to instil intellectual curiosity, with a genuine love of learning. From Beach School to performing in the Cathedral, our children are encouraged to challenge themselves in every aspect of school life; they leave our school at the end of Year 8 as confident, accomplished and well-rounded individuals, ready to succeed at senior school and beyond. Our pupils are encouraged to develop their talents and to discover new passions - set themselves challenges and are not afraid to fail.

Our core values of integrity, compassion and aspiration are central to every aspect of our school and provide the framework for our vision for the future. We are committed to building on success; our pupils have every opportunity to compete at the highest levels, with the majority of our students achieving impressive scholarship awards to their chosen senior schools each year. We care deeply for our students and are committed to their wellbeing, equipping them with the tools to thrive in an ever-changing world. 

I hope our website gives you a sense of what a nurturing, purposeful and ambitious school Prebendal is and I hope you will accept this invitation to visit Prebendal and see these qualities in action. It would be a privilege to welcome you to Prebendal.

Alison Napier

"Choosing the right provision for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make at the beginning of their lives. Visit us and experience the unique environment that encourages all our children to be the very best version of themselves." Head | Alison Napier


The Prebendal offers small classes, musical excellence and a city location in the heart of Chichester. And, don't forget our range of scholarships and bursaries, as well as our comprehensive wraparound care...
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